Does a scorpion sting really hurt?
Everyone's a little different and we all feel things and react to things differently. That includes bug bites and/or stings. Scorpion stings are known to be pretty painful in general terms. That's partially determined by the species of scorpion involved, how much venom was injected and the person who was stung. If that person is extra sensitive to or allergic to bites from other critters such as bees and/or wasps, ants, mosquitoes, etc., they may have a tougher time with a scorpion sting. Unfortunately, the scorpion with the meanest punch is also almost always the one that gets inside: the Arizona Bark Scorpion. Here's a pretty good article about the Arizona Bark Scorpion: GoldshotExterminating.net.
The best advice we can give here is to prevent scorpions from getting into your home or business to start with. Most stings occur when a bark scorpion is hiding in a bed or shoe or is stepped on at night. Of course we highly recommend a quality scorpion sealing service to help eliminate the presence of scorpions inside of your living and/or working space. Combined with good pest control, a home seal can absolutely make a huge difference in the number of scorpions that get inside which in turn will reduce the likelihood of scorpion stings. It's an non-intrusive and affordable way to keep bark scorpions at bay.
If stung by any critter you should seek immediate medical attention. Poison Control is also a great resource when dealing with a venom or poison: 1-800-222-1222.
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One last thing: if you've had scorpions in your house, everyone in the family needs to shake out their clothing, shoes and boots, check their bedding before getting into bed and don't walk around bare foot at night. We don't want any of you to get stung by a scorpion. Happy Hunting!
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